How can I rename a quicken file?

My file is named "Fred's Quicken Data 2021.QDF". I would like to rename it simply "Fred's Quicken Data.QDF" How can I safely do that?

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  • Tom Young
    Tom Young SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    You should be able to simply change the name of the file by navigating to it using File Explorer.  Commonly the file will be stored in the Quicken folder under the Documents folder.  
    When you first open the renamed file Quicken will create any additional files needed automatically.
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    One caution when renaming a Quicken data file, make sure that there is NOT a space between the last character in the name before the .QDF .
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list

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  • Tom Young
    Tom Young SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓
    You should be able to simply change the name of the file by navigating to it using File Explorer.  Commonly the file will be stored in the Quicken folder under the Documents folder.  
    When you first open the renamed file Quicken will create any additional files needed automatically.
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓
    One caution when renaming a Quicken data file, make sure that there is NOT a space between the last character in the name before the .QDF .
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • Frederick H Bahr
    Frederick H Bahr Member ✭✭
    There were no issues with the change.
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